A. J. Hopkinson
Date of Photo
1927 - 1928
Gyantse > Dak Bungalow
85 x 108
A mail horse arriving at Gyantse
Dak Bungalow. The Political Officer F. M. Bailey wanted to speed up communications between Sikkim and Gyantse
and tried to institute a motorised mail service, which Hopkinson was given responsibility for overseeing. However, it did not succeed and the horse service remained a principal mode of transporting correspondence between Gangtok and the various Trade Agencies in Tibet. In this photograph the mail bags can be seen strapped to the saddles of two ponies that have just entered Gyantse
dak bungalow compound
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album.
"Mail arriving at Gyantse Dak Bungalow"
05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum.
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